Guided tour of the Catacombs and Basilicas of Rome

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Throughout this guided tour you will visit Rome's most influential basilicas, such as St. Mary Major and St. John Lateran, which were of great importance to the history of Christianity. In addition, you will learn about the city's earliest Christian cemeteries and shelters by going down into the catacombs of St. Callixtus on this 3-hour tour.

You can choose two options when booking. You can choose to be picked up from your hotel if your accommodation is among the selected ones in the centre of Rome or start the tour from a meeting point close to the site.

  • Learn about the history of Christianity by visiting its first basilicas and catacombs.
  • You will be accompanied by a professional guide during this tour of approximately 3 hours.
  • Transport is included in an air-conditioned vehicle between the different sites of the tour.

What’s included

  • Entrance fees to various Roman basilicas and catacombs
  • Professional guide
  • Private vehicle
  • Transfer to the different points of visit

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Step by Step

This guided tour of about 3 hours includes a tour of the most important Christian basilicas and catacombs of Rome. This experience focuses on getting to know and learn about the early history of Christianity in what is known as the most important city for this religion.

If your hotel is on the list of selected accommodation in the centre of Rome, you can choose the option with hotel pick-up. If you are staying in a different location, choose the guided tour option with departure from a meeting point.

Starting by highlighting some of the basilicas you will see during the tour, there is the Basilica of Mary Major. This is one of the 4 papal basilicas in Rome and the most important church dedicated to the Virgin Mary.

On the other hand, you will also enter the Archbasilica of St. John Lateran, better known as the cathedral of the diocese of Rome, which is dedicated to Christ the Saviour and the two saints named after John.

You will also learn about the early years and buildings of the Christian religion. To do so, you will go to the Ancient Appian Way where you will visit the first Christian catacombs. Specifically, you will go down to the catacombs of Saint Callixtus , which date back to around the 1st century A.D. Get ready for a complete journey through the history of Christianity, from its origins 21 centuries ago to the present day.

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4.6
· 28 Reviews
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    Tina Lykke Pedersen
    4
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    En rigtig god oplevelse, men der skulle stå i selve bookingen, at der var krav om dækkede skuldre og lange bukser.... Jeg gik glip af to af oplevelserne fordi jeg ikke kunne komme ind.
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    Emily
    5
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    Tour little known and highly recommended. It is a perfect experience not to be missed. And the best way to enjoy it is with the group of your choice, whether friends or family, but it is much better than alone.
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    Charlotte
    5
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    Very professional driver and guide, we were several people but the vehicle was quite spacious and had air conditioning. So much walking can make you sweat like you can't imagine.
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    Amanda
    5
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    Applause for the guide, he was a marvel with the whole group, he turned the tour from something great to something great.
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